2nd public consultation on CLUP set March 22 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 21 March 2016 11:24

The Palafox Associates, the firm contracted by the local government to update the Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) and zoning ordinance as well as the master plan, will spearhead the second public consultation Tuesday, March 22 at the Centro Latino from 8am to 4pm.

The second public consultation is a crucial step in the future development of the city as it is when the city’s leaders and stakeholders will choose and evaluate from 3 alternatives the city development thrust and spatial strategy which they will pursue. This is based on the CLUP Guidebook of the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) and is one of the 12 steps that should be undertaken in formulating the CLUP and the zoning ordinance.

Specifically, the consultation will confirm the gathered sectoral data, select the most appropriate or suitable development thrust and spatial strategies and determine the priority plans, programs and projects based on the inherent potentials and opportunities of the city which will be in accordance with the preferred framework strategy.

Expected to participate in the activity are elected officials of the city to include the mayor, vice mayor, House of Representatives, City Council members and barangay officials; the Master Plan Review Team that includes city department heads, 5 City Council members, private sector and academe; City Government office representatives; national government agencies and other offices; other private sector representatives, student representatives and the focal persons from the USAID-SURGE.

Today, Monday, March 21, the Palafox and Associates team will meet with the Technical Working group at Centro Latino to confirm and validate the gathered sectoral data from the various offices and brief the team for the second public consultation.

The first public consultation was held Jan. 20-21 at the Paseo del Mar with some 450 people coming from the different sectors participating in the 3 major activities- the Technical Working group meeting that included the Land Use review and sectoral workshop and plenary meeting and presentation that included visioning workshop, goal setting and community resource mapping.

The activity is coordinated by the City Planning and Development and Coordinating Office (CPDO).  — Sheila Covarrubias